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Arch Fr Pediatr. 1989 Dec;46(10):741-2.

[Nephrotic syndrome and B leukemia].

[Article in French]

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Services d'Oncologie P├ędiatrique, Institut Curie, Paris.


A boy, aged 14 1/2 years, presented with Burkitt leukemia. His renal status was normal before treatment. Chemotherapy (SFOP LMB 86 protocol) was begun Oct. 9, 1986. After the first 2 courses of chemotherapy, the patient had Gram negative sepsis treated with cefotaxime, netilmycine, Vancomycin and ornidazole. During sepsis, nephrotic syndrome developed (albumin 25 g/l, non selective proteinuria 15 g/24 h), with moderately high blood pressure, functional renal failure (creatinine 141 mumols/l, U/P urea = 20), polyuria and tubular damage. Kidney ultrasonography was normal. Needle biopsy showed minimal glomerular lesions, acute tubular lesions, and no deposits in immunofluorescence. The nephrotic syndrome disappeared within 3 weeks, with treatment of leukemia. He is at present in complete remission with a follow-up of 25 months.

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